Who’s Ready To Compete?
Hey fellow nerds! That time of year is fast approaching and we are SO excited to bring you the 2nd annual Nerd Olympics!
If you’re in the social media biz, or even if you’re not, you’ve probably read a couple of blog posts about optimizing your social media feeds. It’s a pretty popular topic right now, especially since most people on Facebook or Twitter want to gain followers, increase engagement and get themselves or their brand noticed.
Social media is probably one of the greatest networking inventions of our time. You can share your opinions, thoughts, ideas & photos with just about anyone in the blink of an eye. You can use it to connect with friends and family, create new relationships or even start a business – social media is great for everyone and just about everything!
Except when it isn’t.
Just this past Monday, in one 24 hour period, 1 billion people used Facebook. Let’s let that sink in for a moment. To better comprehend this massive quantity of people scrolling through their News Feeds, consider there are only 7.26 billion people on earth, 218.9 million people in the united states and only 35.16 million in Canada.
No matter what kind of business you’re in, you’re bound to work with a designer or two at some point in time. Whether it be for creating a company logo, designing a website or simply making flyers, it can sometimes feel like you’ve been dropped into a foreign country and left to fend for yourself.
The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Hootsuite and Instagram are together at last, and hey all you Social Media Managers, this is going to make your life a heck of a lot easier. If you aren’t already familiar with Hootsuite, it’s a social media app that allows you to import multiple accounts from multiple platforms and profiles. This means you can control your personal accounts, business accounts and even your cats accounts all from the same place. It began as a simple Twitter dashboard but quickly expanded to include Facebook and LinkedIn, and now due to popular demand, Instagram.
SEO. It’s a term that makes most first-time website owners cringe, but it really isn’t that scary and doesn’t take degree in advanced rocket science to understand it, we promise!
Let’s start out with a few quick facts. SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization” and essentially its main purpose is to help people on the web looking for you, find you. SEO is a way to make your site more visible to search engines and more likely to pop up when someone searches for something related to your site. This, in turn, generates more traffic to your site so you can make more sales and gain more customers. So, to help you get started we’ve come up with the Top 10 Beginner SEO tips so increase your traffic quickly and easily, no PhD required!
Whether you know why they are there or not, it’s pretty safe to say we all see a #hashtag or a two on a daily basis. They’ve spread from their native Twitter to almost every other social sharing platform in just a few short years (fun fact: the first hashtag was tweeted by Chris Messina in 2007.) But what do they really do? Even though all hashtags come in the same format, the purpose and function on each network is different. The general consensus throughout all social networks is we should be using hashtags, so here’s a list of how the top 5 social platforms use hashtags, and which ones will give you the most #bangforyourbuck when it comes to visibility and engagement.
There are a lot of basic things that we are taught as young children not to do or say. Apparently, Donald Trump missed a few of these early life lessons which became evident in his recent presidential campaign speech. It include such gems as insulting people (“Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people, but we have people that are…stupid.”) making racist comments (“[Mexicans] They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”) or just being a general jerk (“I don’t need anyone’s money, I’m rich!”). Fortunately for us, most of our parents took the time to teach us these things so we could go through life developing positive relationships and ultimately avoid having an entire country want to make piñatas in our likeness (yes, that actually happened to Donald, see it here). So, just incase you missed some of these things, we’ve compiled a list of the top 8 things you shouldn’t do or say on social media…or in real life for that matter.